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extensions until after the election. >>> nancy pelosi praised the testimony of stephen colbert, steny hoyer hated it. which side is joe biden on? more from my interview with the vice president. o has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... well as motorcycle insurance... gecko: oh...sorry, technical difficulties. boss: uh...what about this? gecko: what's this one do? gecko: um...maybe that one. ♪ dance music boss: ok, let's keep rolling. we're on motorcycle insurance. vo: take fifteen minutes to see how much you can save on motorcycle, rv, and camper insurance. >>> last week senate majority leader harry reid postponed the discussion of tax cut extensions until after the election. speaker nancy pelosi has yet to announce if the house will tackle the issue before congress adjourns friday. if they squeezed in a vote before the last session it would be symbolic because there's no chance of taking up the bill before the election. vice president biden just told us he respects the judgment on the legislative strategy of the tax cuts. continuing with me now is keith
. the house leadership doesn't know what to think about stephen colbert's testimony last week. nancy pelosi was glad he testified. steny hoyer thought it was embarrassing, the topic of tonight's rewrite. also ahead, "saturday night live" is ahead and jumping right into the midterm elections. the season premier turns its sights on christine, no relation, o'donnell. keith, live television is the only place mistakes can happen. >> you asked for it. >> we're going to be right back on "the last word." maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at take charge of making a difference. >>> turning expiring bush tax cuts. for politics of it, i'll be joined again by keith olbermann. >>> nancy pelosi praised the testimony of stephen colbert, steny hoyer hated it. which side is joe biden on? more from my interview with the vice president. [ male announcer ] you are a busines
a political ploy? >> comedian stephen colbert testifying in character on capitol hill about migrant labor. >> i want to go by american and lice by venezuela and sphop by a spawhere a brazilian gives. >> and did he hed light or make mockery of the system. we report and you decide. >> chaz from maryland. you can hesitate and there is no time to daily, it is time for "fox and friends" with clayon, dave and ally. >> you -- thank you. >> wow. i don't know time. >> it is great to be here for dave briggs. how did chaz know i was going to be here today. >> i think he has a lining device. >> it is pretty impressive. philly pride in the house. >> philly is two games away. magic name for the phillies. they won 11 straight. and the braves lose again. ally shake your head and pretend you know what we are talking about. >> i am. baseball. >> we have a new's alert. a flight from canada to pakistan makes a emergency landing in sweden after canadian authorities get a tip that a passenger may be carrying explosive. one passenger was taken in for questioning. the airline was flying from toronto to karachi.
including one leading united states congressman calling stephen colbert's capitol hill testimony the other day an embarrassment. >>> plus, new york governor david paterson confronts his "saturday night live" likeness face to face in the "snl" season premiere. what critique could the real paterson have for the phony one? >>> 5:30 a.m. here in learning plaza in the heart of new york city. the white house and democratic leaders in congress are both acknowledging that a vote on the expiring bush tax cuts will likely not take place until after the midterm elections. house speaker nancy pelosi had suggested a vote could be held this week before lawmakers leave town to campaign for the elections. but majority leader steny hoyer said he doubted congress would hold a vote because the legislation is stalled in the senate. regardless, both parties are using the delay as political ammunition before the midterms. on "meet the press" yesterday, mike pence and democrat chris van hollan argued whether tax cuts for the nation's highest earners would help create jobs. >> i think it would be unconscionable f
asking comedian stephen colbert to testify before congress in character as a conservative talk show host. why would colbert testify at a hearing about migrant workers? it comes back to a segment on his show when he went a day picking beans and packing corn. griff jenkins has the story about a wild day today on capitol hill. >> reporter: today stephen colbert appeared as an expert witness before a house judiciary committee to testify about his experience as a migrant work field. he appeared at the of democratic subcommittee chairwoman. the appearance drew mixed reaction here. even one committee member, democrat john conyers asked colbert to submit his testimony in writing and leave. while the nature of the hearing is a deadly serious one, mr. colbert's testimony was anything but. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilian gives me a brazilian. >> i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation o
the charity work but they are not playing a role. here we have stephen colbert, popular and funny character, but speaking in character is highly unusual. i've never seen another human do that. >> although humans behind the scenes have been known to bring elmo and kermit the frog to life to speak to lawmakers. but he says inviting colbert to speak was a gamble. >> dangerous, so close to the election when people are angry at congress and some of them will see this as a publicity stunt g. but still, he says the presence today brought much more attention to the hearing than it might have gotten otherwise. will people remember long-term that he was drawing attention to the issue of immigrant farm workers? cousak says probably not. in washington, molly henneberg, fox news. >> bret: throughout the day, lawmakers continue to react to the colbert appearance. house speaker nancy pelosi said this afternoon, "of course i think it's appropriate. he's an american, right? he can bring attention to an important issue like immigration, i think it's great." on the other side, republican congressman steve kin
yesterday came from a police interrogation of the suspect, in which stephen hayes admit to raping and killing jennifer pettitte and giving a very bizarre explanation for doing what he did. also, jurors were introduced to some very graphic cell phone pictures taken of joshua sarjasky sexually assaulting 11-year-old makaila, also the chief medical examiner took the stand and told exactly how the young girls died. >> the testimony was graphic, buglio tpheufplt had interrogated hayes moments after his arrest and he was telling the detectives he raped pettitte after jakkowski sexually molested is is-year-old makila. add to go the heart break, cell phone pictures taken by saljetski of what he did with the young daughter, he painted a picture of criminals desperate for money, of a robbery that went horrifically wrong. the medical examiner testified about the final moments of makaila, saying soot was found in the house, which was set on fire. both bodies were burned but the doctor couldn't say whether the burns occurred while the girls were alive. dr. pettitte briefly spoke with the media
. comedian stephen colbert tells congress about his day as a migrant farm worker. >>> the military special ops weather team in action. a critical unit when war depends on the battlefield forecast. >> what does this have to do with weather? >> well, you have to be alive to report the weather. >>> and home, after more than a year in an iran prison, sarah shourd sits down today with cnn. >> nothing in life can prepare you for something like this. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm don lemon. tony is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >> but, up first, mr. colbert goes to washington. comedy central funny man stephen colbert brings his spin to serious issues, farm labor and immigration. he testified momenting ago before a congressional subcommittee. here's his take on a day spent picking beans. >> i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant work, but after working with these men and women picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun i have to say, and i do this sincerely, please don't make me do th
democrats on the fence to say, hang on a moment. >> bill, if they've got time to have a hearing with stephen colbert they can take a vote on pending tax relief. i believe all the tax cuts would be extending but they just don't want to hold that vote. bill: on the screen you can see for a family of four making $50,000 a year, if the tax cuts are not extended they will pay $2,900 more in taxes during a time when as you no and you've stated and we talked to stu varney that the economy is still struggling. family of four making a hundred grand a year pay $4,500 more in taxes. how do you think thinks this is going to happen. >> hopefully it will not. if the hreps -- republicans are in the house and senate you won't see any increase in taxes. this adds to uncertainty, we hear our small businesses talking about itment there is a growing i think incompetent in governing in washington. this is damaging i think for the democrats across the board. bill: one more question. john boehner said in his responsible, the most irresponsible thing he has ever known congress to do. is that hyperbole or do you agr
and stunned that stephen colbert to do that. >> why would they do that? >> we'll run it. >> as will ferrell said in "wedding crashers," what are they doing? >> we'll run it. let's go to politico. >>> we'll get to jim vandehei, the executive editor of plate co-with a look at the playbook. you guys have pretty surprising new polls from your political battleground poll. let's go through them real quickly. does president obama deserve re-election? >> only 38% at this point said he deserves re-election. 44% said they've vote to oust him. 15% said they'd consider voting for somebody else. i think that speaks to his overall weakness right now, especially with independent voters. it was really amplified with the independent vote. people still like him at the personal level. they're not pleased with his policies, in particular health care, which did quite poorly in this poll, both with voters in general and with independents. >> joe, are you surprised by that number? >> no. but this is really about trying to predict who is going to win the super bowl two years from now. just a little-known fact beca
they stunned stephen to -- stone stephen to death, he did great miracles amongst his people. there were not able to resist the spirit and the wisdom by which he spoke. they saw his face as if it was the face of an angel. stephen, knowing the consequences of his decision, stood anyway. stephen stood in the midst of a generation that needed to hear him. stephen stood, accepting the consequences if they disliked what he said. stephen stood because it was the right thing to do. value voters, we stand not because it is expedient to, not to be republican, not to be a democrat. we stand on principles because it is the right thing to do. we stand on truth. we stand because we believe the bible. and if the coasts do not get it, and the media do not get it, our job is to be as clear as possible. stephen stood because god had a purpose for him. the bible says that david search -- served his the narration -- served his generation and then fell asleep. that is all we are called to do, serve our generation. did we speak out, even if there was some popular tax did we speak out just because it was the
listening to dr. swain i withdraw my previous request that i made to stephen. >> thank you. we turn now to mr. colbert for is five minutes of testimony. >> good morning. i am american citizen. it is an honor and privilege to be here today. the congresswomen asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i certainly hope that my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span-1. as we heard this morning, american farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and, if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many americans already started. unfortunately, my gastroenterologists has informed me in no uncertain terms that they are a necessary source of roughage. at evidence, and like to submit a video of my colonoscopy into the record. we all know there is a long history of great nations importing farmworkers to do their work. after all,
saying. >> not in this case. i'm a little biased because cuomo is a great guy. >>> has stephen colbert delivered his last joke on capitol hill? testimony from the comedian may have banned him from life. >>> a day after her first gubernatorial debate, meg whitman confronts a political firestorm after allegations she knowingly employed an illegal immigrant. first we're bracing for severe weather. here is bill karins with the latest. >> as advertised, a rough morning commute. already have flash flood warnings around d.c. tornado watch from philadelphia southward. new york city not looking pretty. this picture behind me in times square shows it. heavy in and tropical downpours in the city. there's a look at times square. only going to get worse as we go through out the day. this is a 24-hour event. the storm system is located in the carolinas and all of the moisture is coming straight up like this. it's going to rush all the way through the heavy populated areas especially from new york city south wards down through d.c. i mentioned the tornado watch. we do have a tornado warning just sout
to be up to every detail. bill: and, stephen hayes and marion marsh are coming up to debate the topic you are talking about. stay tuned for that great panel and a big issue here, in the meantime, voters waiting to see what congress does about the expiring tax cuts, both parties divided over whether or not to extend them, to all americans, and, democratic leaders have yet to make a move on the issue and that change -- will that change today, we wonder, molly henneberg, camped out on the hill, what this is democrats' strategy at play. >> reporter: that is what everybody is waiting to see, how the democrats will proceed with this and the nation's most high-profile democrat, president obama, will speak about the bush tax cuts later today. that is what we are given to expect. and, the tax cuts that are -- apply to virtually every taxpayer that are set to expire at the end of the year unless congress acts and the president said he wants to extend the tax cuts for households that make $250,000 or less and, democrats led my harry reid, are trying to figure out how to do that but as yet no bill is
declared emergencies. comedian and satirist stephen colbert took his celebrity to a u.s. house hearing today to raise awareness about farm workers. colbert recently spent a day picking beans in a united farm workers program called "take our jobs." it aims to show that few americans will do such work, leaving low-paid illegal immigrants to do it. >> i think there are way too many undocumented mexican workers here in the united states doing jobs. and i think that we've ignored this issue for too long and it is time to roll up our sleeves and face this issue imagineo-- mano a whatever the spanish word for mano is. >> sreenivasan: colbert stayed in character as a mock news commentator for much of the hearing. in india, athletes from around the world began to arrive in new delhi for the troubled commonwealth games. the event has been plagued by negative publicity about unfinished venues and dirty accommodations for athletes. and the start of competition is just nine days away. some athletes have pulled out, but new zealand and australia confirmed today their athletes will attend. rescuers i
stewart and stephen colbert are ready to rally. the two are planning their own national mall rebuttal rallies at the end of october. here's stewart announcing his gathering on last night's show. >> for tonight i announce the rally to restore sanity. we will gather! we will gather on the national mall in washington, d.c.! 1 million moderate march where we take to the streets to send a message to our leaders and our national media that says, we are here! we're only here, though, until 6:00, because we have a sitter. a call for rationality. >> well, not to be outdone, stephen colbert then called on all freedom-loving patriots to march on the same day at the same time for his "keep fear alive" rally. and, of course, cnn, equals politics, we'll be breaking down the big political stories of the day with our senior editor mark preston. >> and some of the biggest are right there. >>> some other stories this morning. it should be over another couple of days. drilling on a relief well. bp can now proceed with the bottom kill. that's the process where they're going to dump that heavy drilling mu
on immigrant farm workers, including testimony from comedienne stephen colbert. then a speech by the palestinian president mahmoud a boss -- abbas. >> later, the author of "mad as hell." then i talk on immigration issues, the pathway to citizenship for children of some illegal aliens. and then, a talk on protecting student athletes from concussions. we will have your calls and e- mail. that is at 7:00 eastern on c- span. >> i really underestimated how big the job was. i had not been the minority whip. i jumped from minority whip to speaker overnight, and from a minority party that nobody thought was going to be in power to leaving -- two leading a wave of votes in the biggest increase in a party on an off year in american history. >> newt gingrich on a possible 2012 presidential bid and his history as speaker. >> the c-span network. coverage of politics, public affairs, nonfiction books, and american history. all available on television, radio, online, and social media networking sites. fine content any time through the c-span video library. and our local content vehicles are
channel 2 morning news tuesday. i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. stephen, what's the weather like today? >> reporter: it will be slightly warmer. fog will burn off sooner. 50s, 60s. a big fog bank continues to hang on by the coast. inland areas will bump up about five to seven degreeses. now sal has an update on your traffic. >> reporter: right now traffic is doing very well in most areas. if you're going to leave the house soon you should have a decent drive to work, but there are some road construction closures. northbound 101 closed for overnight work. it's going to be there until 6. it's 5:30. let's go back to dave and pam. >>> in san francisco today state regulators will take their first look at a controversial proposal from pg&e. this would require the customers to pay all of the costs of fires that exceeds the utility's insurance coverage. that would include last week's gas line explosion and fire in san bruno. it's still not clear if the plan the make customers pay would require a rate hike. the proposal still has to be approved by the state utility commission. >>> pge and e's n
everybody back to work. martha: stephen moore, is an economic writer at the "wall street journal." good to see you. >> hi there. martha: a couple of things i take away from what austan goolsbee said, they try to manage down expectation and don't want to say things will get better when we have a long way to go. >> that's right, by the way, martha, i have known him several years and is a good economist but what he's disabilities of here is being honest, here. being honest about the repercussions of the stimulus bill, we probably are going to have a number of more months of 9%-plus unemployment, and, this, i think is an admission, at stimulus plan did not work. remember, we were promised an unemployment rate of less than 8% by now. martha: why they are backing away from specific numbers, because, the 8% number has hung around their shoulders in an unpleasant way and there's the august number, 9.6, the highest rate of 10% and nobody is feeling great at 9.6%, and, the stimulus package, there's still a lot of money left in that. a lot of folks wonder why can't we use the money for the new sti
about the back and forth? bring in the panel. stephen hayes, writer for "weekly standard." rick klein, political reporter for abc news and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. steve, two come can meeting events today. one in a hardware store in virginia. and one of the west steps of the capitol where the democratic leaders move the small business bill forward. >> it's an interesting contrast. it's clear in campaign mode here. i think what republicans did worked. it was smart for john boehner and eric canter to step back and let others make the argument, to the extent it triples down to the american voters, which is questionable. it's a good thing to do. the pledge overall is a smart thing to do. it's a good program. bold and aggressive. it doesn't answer all of the questions. of course, what happens on november 3 in some respects in governing is more important than what happens on november 2. it's a campaign document. they are doing it to campaign on something. what it does practically in political terms is it takes away one of two democratic arguments. democrats spent six or eig
in the panel. stephen hayes, senior writer for "weekly standard." judith miller from the "manhattan institute." and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles? >> if that is what you get when a group of hand-pick ed members of an audience, imagine what you would have got with a random selection of audience that would have been more raucous. it clearly is not something that helped him. i was struck by the fact nothing new came out of it. but one statement is classic obama that reappears over and over again. he says my challenge is i'm thinking about the next generation, and there were a lot of folks out there who are thinking about the next election. this is the trophy he uses all the time. "the folks out there" the republicans, only about power, winning election and all that. i, the father of our nation, stand above all this and act only in the national interest looking at the next election. what is so great about it, it's so obviously false. he would haven't been in the meeting in the instance in the first place if he weren't election nearing. he knows the polls are showing that peopl
them expire? i think act of defiance coupled with stephen colbert. they have time for colbert they don't have time to vote on what our tax rates are going to be. >> i think it is a general trend where people in america peel that things are no in control in washington. and that the democratic congress is not managing basic stuff. something like this is sthoeuic of and you know -- symptomatic of something that is broken in the system. the fuel behind the tea party and a big year for republicans. >> sean: the president said i'm a christian by choice. he was asked, you know by somebody, why are you a christian? you are a christian contemporary singer. i can't get over this trippi. i still have a problem with reverend wright. i don't know how you sit in the pews with somebody for 10 -- i don't know how you sit in the pews with somebody for 20 years and say i have no idea. >> it is not very christian. >> sean: of me? >> yes. >> sean: i'm not a good christian. you are questioning my faith. >> when someone tells you that they -- they didn't realize it. >> sean: do you believe him when he said
a statement saying how difficult 2009 was. stephen, why are so many poor in this country? >> we just had a terrible recession we're still in. any time the economy takes a nosedive like we've seen in the last couple years, that's going to cause a plunge in people's incomes. unfortunately, tom, the people that get hurt most in recessions are lower ends of the income scale. rich person sees a drop in the income, it means instead of buy a porsche, they buy a bmw. for a poor person, it's hard to pay the bills. when we get into a recovery, we'll start to see poverty rate reduce and incomes rise, not just for rich but everyone. >> short answer here, does this have any affect on the fact savings dropped so low there was no pad. >> for the first time in 15 years savings rates are starting to come up. people learned the lesson. >> i'm not sure the white house is thrilled when they want spending now. >> understand the thing with the savings rate is we have folks that have been out of work for over a year. before this recession we were telling folks to have three to six months worth of savings, if y
for stephen colbert to testify last week. nancy pelosi said in is a wonderful thing. majority leader steny hoyer disagreed with nancy pelosi. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> he was called by the democratic chair. >> you asked me chris, whether the testimony was appropriate. i think it was not appropriate. >> sean: they don't have time to vote on how much the business in this country is going to be paying in taxes. >> oh god there we go. >> i agree with steny, i don't think it was appropriate. he said i think it was more embarrassing for colbert. that's what colbert does. he's a schtick guy why do we need him on capitol hill testifying -- >> sean: how about voting on -- >> i think it is embarrassing. he's got his show, do his show, do it from there. >> the idea of having celebrities testify has gotten out of hand. colbert testified in character. [ talking over each other ] >> hearings are supposed to be about listening -- eliciting information to legislate not about self-aggrandizement for the commit at th
, will stephen lynch pull off a victory? >>> a federal judge in florida said he will likely allow a trial on portions of a lawsuit by florida and 19 other states challenging the president's health care overall as unconstitutional. the judge said in a hearing today in pence cola he expects to dismiss some parts of the lawsuit. let's get more clarification from pete williams. obviously people are looking at judge's wording and what this may mean for other states. what can you tell us? >> well, this is another tactical victory for the people who are claiming that the obama health care plan violates the constitution by requiring all americans to buy health care, and if they don't do so to pay a tax penalty. so this is one of the big sets of cases. this was 20 states, as you noted. the obama administration was hoping the courts would throw them out and find out the states filing them have no legal standing to do so. this judge thinks the case can go forward. this follows a similar ruling. he says he'll not rule on this until october 14th. just a month ago a judge in virginia declined to throw
to your paycheck next year if tax cuts are not extended. stephen moore, senior economic writer for the wall street journal, good morning to stkpwhraou by hill. -- hi bill. >> bill: if you make $50,000 a year, your taxes will go up $2900, starting when, the third week in january? >> january 1, 20 # one. as soon as that clock hits midnight, the new year brings those tax increases. >> if you're making $100,000 a year, your taxes go up $4500. >> yes. by the way, bill, let me just say one thing about this, it depends on how many kids you have, because remember there was a child credit in the 2001 and 2003 tax bill, so this is -- i think those examples you're using are for a family of four with two kids. bill: clarification, it is a family of four, based on our research and our brain room. the president has said he signed eight pieces of legislation already that provide small business tax cuts, and your tax haven't gone up in this administration, your taxes have gone down. is he right? >> well, he's partly right. it's true that he has signed a lot of legislation that's supposed to he
with all of the primaries in seven states and the district of columbia. in massachusetts, stephen lynch has defeated his challenger mac d'alessandro. tea party supported lamontaine facing kelly ayotte in new hampshire. right now, lamontaine is ahead 35% to 45% over ayotte. blue dog katrina swett facing ann custer. right now, ann custer well out ahead of katrina swett. in new york, where veteran democratic congressman charlie rangel is trying to hold his seat, we cannot give you results in that race. we're keeping a close eye on it. in new york state, the republican nomination for governor. rick lazio facing a strong challenge from carl paladino. with just 6% of precincts reporting now, carl paladino well out ahead of rick lazio. the story of the night, christine o'donnell has pulled off the upset in delaware's senate primary. defeating mike castle for the republican nomination for senate. with tonight's win, christine o'donnell becomes a name of which americans will be much more familiar. tonight she actually won, which should not be confused with her false claims during the campaign, that
elections. >> chris: finally, 30 seconds left. on friday, comedian stephen colbert testified before a congressional committee in his fake comedic character. at a time when the country faces real problems, sir. was this an embarrassment for the house? >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> chris: he was called by the democrat i democratic chair the committee. >> you asked whether the testimony was appropriate. i think it was not appropriate. >> chris: you think he should not have been called? >> i don't know about whether he was called but what he had to say was not the way it should have been said. if he had a position on the issues, he should have given those issues. you ask my personal opinion. >> chris: you regret it? >> i think it was inappropriate. can i say something going back to the pledge, because the american -- >> chris: 30 seconds. >> the american public heard from those young guns. it turned out to be a pop gun. it turned out to be spin, not substance, not specific. it turned out to be a retu
, watch more of stephen colbert's testimony about the plight of farm workers. plus on "art beat," jeff talks to norwegian novelist per petterson about his book, "i curse the river of time". all that and more is on our web site, judy. >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. on monday, we'll talk to former clinton economic advisor laura tyson, who makes the case for extending bush-era tax cuts to the middle class, but not to the very wealthy. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. "washington week" can be seen later this evening on most pbs stations. we'll see you online, and again here monday evening. have a nice weekend. thank you and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh vo:geico, committ
with just a two-point lead. that's where we start with the panel tonight. bring in the panel. stephen hayes, senior writer for "weekly standard." henderson from the washington post. syndicated columnist, charles krauthammer. start with the governor's race in california. steve? >> i thought meg whitman answered the charges pretty decisively and offered to put it back, in fact i think the campaign put out the documents so they have the copy of the 1099. gloria allred didn't introduce much. she had promises and said she could produce evidence and never did it. nicky diaz, the poor woman in question who was here illegally left the press conference for a little while because she was uncomfortable and came back and broke down crying, but didn't seem like she was on the same pages gloria allred. we will find out in the coming days when we see the document or paperwork but it smells like a political stunt. >> it's hard to see how this shakes things up. close race, two point on dividing these folks. you look at the press conference and you wonder why the woman was crying. it looked theatrical and st
's this for opposing political rallies? john stewart and stephen colbert will host events on the national mall just before the midterms. what a picture that is. stewart is promoting a ral toy restore sanity for those who have been too busy with normal lives to go to other rallies why colbert is promoting a march to keep fear alive, encouraging participants to bring an overnight bag and five extra sets of underwear. >>> and speaking of late-night comedy, late-night's jimmy fallon was talking with actor john hamm about the actor and they spoke about sort of the unique experience of hosting "saturday night live," and all the eyes that are sometimes watching. >> america's favorite newsman, brian williams. >> beloved by everyone. >> talking on the "today" show, he's obsessed with you, "mad men" of "saturday night live." >> a fan of the show. >> you've got to watch in this building. he knows where you are. kwuv got to watch. he could show up wherever. >> it will be fine. i'm not worried about that. not worried. [ applause ] >> that's just sad. >> yeah, yeah. hoo? omnaris. [ men ] omnaris -- to the nose!
and two women no less while sharron angle was speaking in nevada, on the day that stephen colbert braves performance art and politics together so tightly that he almost pops immigration reform out of congress with the sheer pressure of his wit, on the day we actually get in the mail these steak mailer from the crazy carl for governor campaign in new york, the piece of direct mail scented with the smell of land fill, on the day when we most need a man of kent jones' talents to make sense of the world around us, kent is on vacation. that's the bad news. we need him. he's gone. the good news is that it turns up that kent does some freaky crazy weird stuff on vacation and pops into a studio to tell us about it. did you seriously do what i heard you did today? >> it depends on what you think it is i did today. i'm in san francisco and i think that i helped the people of san francisco advance music to the next level. >> okay. >> that's what i think i was doing today. my i present the festival of music for people and thingamajigs. ♪ >> this is a guitar, but not like one we know. tell me about
his questions. stephen. >> bp is going to release its report tomorrow into the causes of the oil spill. has the white house had an advance look at this? and secondly, given the past relationship between the administration and the company, what level of confidence do you have that this is going to produce a genuine finding into what caused the accident? >> well, look, i'll say this. i know of no one that has seen it here. i've certainly seen emails alluding to the notion that -- and clips alluding to the notion that this is -- this will be released. obviously i think we'd want a chance to look at the report. i think an important partner of that investigation, stephen, ultimately is going to get -- is going to be a look at the blowout preventer itself, which only recently, in the last few days, has been brought to the surface, and will give us a chance to see whether was this a design flaw, was this something that was just a problem that this blowout preventer had to deal with, and a whole host of things. so we'll certainly look through the report. obviously -- look through the report an
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stephen could he berth's appearance before congress inappropriate. he testified in character on the topic of agricultural workers. jon here is a pretty bleak forecast for the american waistline. citizens of the world's richest countries are getting fatter. you knew that. did you know the u.s. is leading the way in the study predicts that three out of every four americans will be overweight or obese by the year 2020. our next guest is author of "eat this and live for kids" ron colbert is a family practitioner who specializes in weight loss. unbelievable to me that the number could be that bad, 75% in about what, nine, ten years? >> in ten years it's going to be 75%. now it's about two thirds or 67% of americans are overweight aerobees. so we're about to see an epidemic. as a hrult we are -- result we're going to have healthcare cost increases as well as governments are taking notice of this and they are saying hey, america is leading the way as the fattest country in the world. jon we've seen a proposal in new york city to reduce sugar in sodas, or get soda machines out of certain places.
theoretically won. >> it's so funny, you a great story in the piece about stephen colbert telling his wife their friend, jon stewart had been chosen to host "the daily show." >> she said, wait a minute, he was the quiet guy in the corner with the beard, not the funny one. what's he doing getting the show? stewart is a very smart guy. there's no magic formula as he says. he's worked hard at his humor, getting booed off stage in all the standard sort of start-up things. he lucked into a niche in some ways, "the daily show" existed before he took over as house. it wasn't nearly as political, as topical. he knew he wanted to give it some weight. but some things that have happened in the real world, many of them not funny, have given him openings. and the polarization of media, cable channels, fox obviously the biggest culprit, has given stewart a middle to both poke fun at and sort of represent in some ways. it's going to be interesting, with this rally he talked about last night, he seeing it as a piece of theater, as another goof on glenn beck and everybody else. whether he can do that and n
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